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August 27, 1565 Spanish ambassador to England Guzman de Silva reports that English privateer John Hawkins built a fort on the St. John's River before Rene de Laudonniere (this is probably not true)
  Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere
August 27, 1786 Following the uprising of the Creek, Governor Telfair contacts Governor Sevier of Franklin to propose that Georgia and Tennessee march against the Creek at the same time.
  Creek Indians
August 27, 1813 Battle of York (Toronto), Canada
August 27, 1881 Hurricane smashes the Georgia coast in the vicinity of Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
August 27, 1893 Powerful storm lashes the Georgia and South Carolina coast, coming ashore on Tybee Island. Death toll reaches 2,000 according to the National Weather Service
August 27, 1979 TBS purchases the call letters WTBS for its Superstation
August 27, 1986 After finding Carlton Gary guilty on all counts the previous day, the jury returns a death sentence for the Stocking Strangler
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
August 27, 1996 OutKast releases their 2nd album, ATLiens
  OutKast
August 27, 2007 Michael Vick pleads guilty in federal court to charges from dogfighting-related charges
  Michael Vick
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